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Government Experience

  • Environmental Protection Agency—Office of General Counsel Honors Program (1997)


  • St. Lawrence University, B.A. (1995) cum laude
  • Vermont Law School, J.D. (1998)
  • Vermont Law School, M.S.E.L. (2001) cum laude


  • New York
  • Connecticut

Paul Freeman

 Senior Counsel New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4251
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Paul Freeman is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources and Government Contracts groups. He brings two decades of diverse experience advising clients in the energy, maritime, and aerospace and defense industries on a range of issues, with a primary emphasis on matters involving enforcement defense, litigation, and risk management.

Paul routinely advises clients in response to investigations by, or inquiries from, a range of regulators, primarily the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and also including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and state attorneys general.
Over the past several years Paul has represented a wide range of fuel suppliers, commodities traders, and other market participants in matters arising under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, including the RFS Quality Assurance Program and the ongoing representation of clients currently confronting enforcement by EPA and DOJ under the RFS regime. 

Extending his risk management and investigations practice across multiple industrial sectors, Paul also counsels Fortune 50 defense contractors on compliance with aspects of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), including the mandatory disclosure rule, and he routinely conducts internal investigations involving supply chain risks, ethics, quality systems, contract compliance, and potential false claims.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Paul was counsel at a major global law firm.


Admitted to practice: New York, Connecticut, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Confronting the Challenges of Supply Chain Security," Crowell & Moring Webinar (September 25, 2019). Presenters: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Paul Freeman, Kate M. Growley, and Michael G. Gruden.
  • "EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Agenda for 2019," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 7, 2019). Speakers: Paul Freeman, Robert Meyers, Thomas A. Lorenzen, Byron R. Brown, Elizabeth B. Dawson, and Preetha Chakrabarti.

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Apr.26.2018 Crowell & Moring Expands Environment & Natural Resources, Government Contracts Capabilities with Senior Counsel Paul C. Freeman